This working paper outlines the way in which the Environmental Defence Society are thinking about the New Zealand ocean management system. It identifies key biophysical problems and issues with the existing system, how it operates and considers various options for reforming the system in the...
This paper investigates the New Zealand conservation system – the collection of laws, regulations, policies and institutions that are designed to conserve nature, and highlights current issues with its operation.
The aim of the project is to develop and test a structured, systematic, transparent, and repeatable process that uses well-being to design indicators that better represent the link between nature and people.
The Victorian Environmental Assessment Council’s (VEAC) Assessment of Victoria’s Coastal Reserves final report was tabled in Parliament on 18 June 2020. This is the Victorian government’s response, as required by section 26G of the Victorian Environmental Assessment Council Act 2001.
This environmental assessment report was tabled in the Victorian Parliament in June 2020. The report assesses Victoria’s coastal reserves, including their legal status, significant values, and values that are at risk from the impacts of climate change.
Exploring opportunities for the regulatory system to increase the adoption of clean technology and to enhance innovation and competitiveness, this regulatory roadmap lays out plans to advance regulatory modernisation in support of economic growth and innovation in Canada.
This report outlines how money originally allocated to ensure a healthy Murray-Darling Basin is now earmarked to be spent on seemingly unrelated infrastructure in New South Wales. Instead of recovering 450GL promised to the environment in downstream states, this money may now flow to a...
The 2021–2031 Threatened Species Strategy is the next step in the Australian government’s approach to protecting and recovering Australia’s threatened species and threatened ecological communities.
The objective of the audit was to examine whether the design and early delivery of the Australian government's $443.3 million partnership with the Great Barrier Reef Foundation has been effective.
This document proposes new regulations for freedom camping in New Zealand with the goal of finding a balance between environmental protection and a flourishing tourism sector.